SLOCAT as Focal Point for Transport Community Facilitation in UNFCCC

Under the leadership of the High-Level Climate Champions, the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (MPGCA) supports the implementation of the Paris Agreement by enabling collaboration between governments and the cities, regions, businesses and investors that must act on climate change.

Serving as Co-Focal Point of the Transport Thematic Group jointly with the International Transport Forum (ITF), SLOCAT establishes the transport community as an essential partner in MPGCA. SLOCAT’s mandate was renewed by appointment by transport sector peers in 2020.


  • Provide a conduit for the exchange of information between transport stakeholders, UNFCCC secretariat or other thematic areas.
  • Facilitate high-impact inputs to the process.
  • Facilitate planning and activities of Thematic Area stakeholders.

Recent Highlights and Activities

  • Curation of the Transport Thematic Group of the MPGCA, which provides a space for engagement and advocacy in UNFCCC processes, COPs and Regional Climate Weeks.
  • Co-organisation of the COP27 Action Event in the Framework of the Marrakech Partnership, ‘Transport Ecosystem Actors Lead the Way Towards Climate Smart, Just and Resilient Transport and Mobility Systems’ jointly with ITF and with support from the Champions Team (see p. 28 of the SLOCAT Report ‘COP27 Outcomes for Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport’).
  • Participation in UN Global Compact meetings and Race to Zero and Resilience Forum.

 Related Activities: At UN Climate Conferences COPs and At Regional Climate Weeks


MPGCA Transport Climate Action Pathways 2021

Initially launched in 2019, the thematic Climate Action Pathways outline the longer-term vision for a 1.5-degree climate-resilient world from the perspective of non-Party stakeholders and set out actions needed to achieve that future.

Vision and Summary  |  Action Table | Messages of support 2021

SLOCAT coordinated the revision of the Pathways in 2021 jointly with ITF, supported by Sasank Vemuri (MobiliseYourCity) and Nadja Taeger (GIZ), with contributions from a wide range of transport community stakeholders.

  Additional Resources: Transport initiatives engaged in the UNFCCC via the MPGCA